May 28, 1999 -- Four plays will be presented for the summer season by the University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance.
The plays are "An Inspector Calls," June 9-12; "The Atomic View Motel," June 23-26; "CHAPS: A Cowboy Cabaret with a British Accent," July 7-10; and "Many Moons," July 22-24.
"An Inspector Calls," by J. B. Priestly and directed by Forrest Sears, is an effective presentation of the strange twists of human conscience. The play is set in an English industrial city where a respectable British family is subject to a routine inquiry in connection with the death of a young girl. An inspector calls, and during the course of his questioning, all members of the family are implicated in the girl's undoing. The play begins at 8 p.m.
"The Atomic View Motel," by Scott Seiffert and directed by Steven Young, is the winner of the prestigious Marty Klein Comedy Playwriting Award and the Hal Kanter Comedy Writing Award. The play brings together two families, one from the 1950s and one from the 1990s; both there to view the next atomic blast. Witness the excitement when the families come face-to-face for the first time. The UW play begins at 8 p.m.
"CHAPS: A Cowboy Cabaret with a British Accent," by Jahanna Beecham and Malcolm Hillgartner, directed by Wendy Moore, is set in 1944 at the BBC in London where a banner reads, "The BBC Welcomes America's Singing Cowboys." The scripts, sheet music, costumes and props all arrive on time, but Tex Riley and his Radio Roundup are lost. The show starts in 10 minutes. Can you really slap a 10-gallon hat on anyone and make 'em look like a cowboy, much less sound like one? The Brits think they can. The UW play begins at 8 p.m.
"Many Moons," by James Thurber and directed by Lee Hodgson, is a delightful comedy for all ages. Once upon a time, in a kingdom by the sea, there lived a princess named Lenore. She is 10-years old. One day, Lenore fell ill due to an excess of raspberry tarts and took to her bed. The worried royal physician sent for Lenore's father, the king. "I will get you anything your heart desires," said the king. "Is there anything your heart desires?" The princess said, "Yes, I want the moon. If I can have the moon, I will be well again." The play begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 22; at 1 p.m. Friday, July 23; and at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, July 24.
Summer season tickets are $28 per person for adults and $24 for seniors with packages available for patrons, producers, benefactors and angels. Individual performance tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and children ages 5-12, $4 for UW students with a current I.D. Children under age 5 are not admitted. Prices include sales tax. For more information, call the Fine Arts Center box office, open June 1-Aug. 1, from noon-4 p.m weekdays, at (307) 766-6666.
Posted on Friday, May 28, 1999